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How can you make the needle sticks less painful in dialysis?

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Dr. Christopher Bulger
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream

Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a topical anesthetic that can be applied over the target area 30min prior to puncture.

In brief: Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream

Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) is a topical anesthetic that can be applied over the target area 30min prior to puncture.
Dr. Christopher Bulger
Dr. Christopher Bulger
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: Numbing Cream

There is a numbing cream named Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream or Lidocaine cream that you can apply to your dialysis access 30 to 40 minutes prior to your treatment.
This cream can make the needle sticks less painful.

In brief: Numbing Cream

There is a numbing cream named Emla (lidocaine and prilocaine) cream or Lidocaine cream that you can apply to your dialysis access 30 to 40 minutes prior to your treatment.
This cream can make the needle sticks less painful.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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